Dissertation: “Congress Tourism Shaped by Information Society and Globalization, and its Status in Turkey (Example of Istanbul)” (Bilgi Toplumu ve Küreselleşmenin Şekillendirdiği Kongre Turizminin Türkiye’deki Durumu (İstanbul Örneği))
M.A., Tourism Management, Istanbul University, Istanbul July 2002
Dissertation: “Evaluation of All-inclusive Tour Sales Applications in Tourism” (Turizm’de Herşey Dahil (All-Inclusive) Tur Satış Uygulamalarının Değerlendirilmesi)
B.A., Economics, Istanbul University, Istanbul, 1999
Lecturer, Kadir Has University, Istanbul 2004
Lecturer, Istanbul University, Istanbul 2005-2006
Assistant Professor, Okan University, Istanbul 2006-2011
Associate Professor, Okan University, Istanbul 2011-present
Member Executive Board, School of Applied Sciences, 2010-present
Member Board, School of Applied Sciences, Okan University 2006-present
Member Academic Board, School of Applied Sciences, 2006-present
REFEREED INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC ARTICLES & PROCEEDINGS:
Yıldırım, F. and Gülbahar,O., “Digital Marketing Transformation Covering Group Online Sales, E-Commerce and Social Media for Hospitality Industry in Turkey,” 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Marketing Issues (ICCMI), Athens, Greece, June 18-20, 2014.
Gülbahar, O., “The Impact of Crises on Turkish Tourism in the Last Decade,” Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing & Management Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June 19-24, 2011.
Gülbahar, O., “Turizmin Türkiye’de 1980 Sonrası Dönemde Cari İşlemler Dengesine Etkisi - The Effect of Tourism in the Current Account Balance of Turkey in The Period After 1980,” Journal of Qafqaz University (Social Science), No: 24, Baku, 154–168 (2008).
Şanlı, B. and O. Gülbahar, “1980 Sonrası Dönemde Türkiye’de Tarımın Gelişimi ve Uygulanan Tarım Politikaları - Development of Agriculture and Agricultural Policies Applied After 1980,” Journal of Qafqaz University (Social Science), No: 22, Baku, 134–152 (2008).
INTERNATIONAL BOOK CHAPTERS: Gülbahar, O. “Job Satisfaction Level of Hotel Employees in Developing Hospitality Regions (Istanbul Anatolian Side 5* Hotels),” Vademecum: Menedzera Turystyki i Rekreacji, (ISBN 978-83-62662-50-0), Poznan, Poland, 267-297 (2011).
REFEREED NATIONAL ACADEMIC ARTICLES:
Gülbahar, O. “2000’li Yıllarda Türkiye’ye Gelen Yabancı Ziyaretçi Profili - Profile of Foreign Visitors Towards Turkey in the Years 2000s”, Cumhuriyet University Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Vol:10, No:2, Sivas, 93-112 (2009).
Gülbahar, O. “1990’lardan Günümüze Türkiye’de Kitle Turizminin Gelişimi ve Alternatif Yönelimler - Emerging of Mass Tourism from 1990’s Until Today and Alternatıve Tendencıes in Turkey”, Süleyman Demirel University The Journal of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Vol:14, No:1, Isparta, 151-177 (2009).
Gülbahar, O. “Turizmin Bölgelerarası Gelişmişlik Farklarını Gidermedeki Rolü (Türkiye Örneği) – The Role of Tourism in Eliminating Regional Disparities (Sample of Turkey)”, Atatürk University Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Vol:23, No:1, Erzurum, 19-47 (2009).
Gülbahar, O. “Küresel Isınma, Turizme Olası Etkileri ve Türkiye – Global Warming, Its Possible Effects on Tourism, and Turkey”, Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences Faculty, Year:10, No:15, Karaman, 160-198 (2008).
Event Management & Convention Tourism 2013
(ERASMUS Teaching Staff Exchange Program, International Week, University College of Northern Denmark (UCN), Aalborg – Denmark)
Business Travel & Convention Tourism 2011
(ERASMUS Teaching Staff Exchange Program, Kodolanyi Janos University of Applied Sciences, Székesfehérvár – Hungary)
Business Travel & Convention Tourism 2010
(ERASMUS Teaching Staff Exchange Program, AWF-University of Physical Education, Poznan - Poland, Doctorate and Undergraduate students)
Introduction to Economics, Tourism Seminars, Tourism Economics, Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Tourist Destinations, Travel Agencies, Tour Operators, Tour Planning and Management, Convention and Meeting Tourism, Meeting Management and Organization, Graduation Project, Anatolian Cultural Heritage, Special Interest Tourism, Research Methodologies in Tourism, Tourism Legislation
“Conference on Tourism & Hospitality: The Highway to Sustainable Regional Development”, Best Western Congress Hotel, Yerevan, Armenia, June 28 – 30, 2013.
“1st International Congress of Tourism & Management Researches”, Antalya, May 09-11, 2014.
“I. Yöresel Ürünler Sempozyumu ve Kültür / Sanat Etkinlikleri”, Akdeniz Üniversitesi, Antalya, 14-17 Kasım, 2012.
“II. Yöresel Ürünler Sempozyumu ve Uluslararası Kültür Sanat Etkinlikleri”, Akdeniz Üniversitesi, Antalya, 14-17 Kasım, 2013.
Mercan Tourism (An incoming tour operator 05.2002-10.2006
working in Middle East Market, DMC of Emirates Holidays)
Sales Manager (Receiving rates from tourist service enterprises, selling within package products or separately to different customer categories and different markets, managing group and back-to-back incoming operations)
Revenue Accounts Executive (Sending account details of given services to agencies having credit accounts, making receivable lists and following-up receivables)
Booking and Sales Executive (Forwarding booking requests from travel agencies abroad to related enterprises -hotels, restaurants, etc.- and following-up)
Vice-Station Manager (Managing the whole operations of incoming and outgoing TAROM flights at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport)
Booking and Sales Executive (Individual and group bookings, ticket sales, operations about ticket sales agencies, etc. at Istanbul main office)
Bercan Tourism (An incoming travel agency working with Romania, 02.1996–05.1996